A Scotch eggs recipe made from hard boiled eggs with sausage wrapped around the egg and then deep fried.
This egg recipe makes a quick breakfast or brunch and a very good hot or cold snack.
Scotch eggs make a portable snack to take along to a picnic, tailgating for your favorite football game, hunting or fishing.
A high protein snack, these Scotch eggs and also be used in some of the maintenance areas of a low carbohydrate diet.
Serve these scotch eggs warm or cold for breakfast, brunch or a snack.
Scotch Eggs Recipe
- 6 eggs, hard cooked
- 1 pound bulk ground sausage
- 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
- ½ teaspoon ground sage
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¾ cup breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil for frying
- Make sure that the eggs are chilled and very cold, as the sausage will wrap around them a lot easier.
- Peel the hard boiled eggs.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sausage and all spices and mix well.
- Divide the meat mixture into 6 equal portions.
- Press the meat mixture around the eggs with your hands, keeping the egg shape as much as possible.
- Lightly sprinkle each egg with flour, dusting evenly on all sides.
- Dip each into a bowl with the slightly beaten egg and roll them in the breadcrumbs.
- Deep fry each egg, one at a time in 350 degree vegetable oil, for about 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Drain the sausage eggs on paper toweling. Cool and refrigerate.
If you are having trouble with the meat covering cracking, try keeping the thickness between ¼" and ½" and as uniform as possible.
Using small or medium eggs will result in fewer problems with blow outs and cracking than using large eggs.
Deep-frying the scotch eggs is recommended so there is plenty of oil surrounding the egg when it cooks. If you fry the scotch eggs in a skillet, you will need to turn the eggs frequently so the sausage coating cooks evenly.